Bill Popp and the Tapes | Blind Love Sees Tears (Digital Version)

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Blind Love Sees Tears (Digital Version)

by Bill Popp and the Tapes

60's rock influences, alternative pop in the classic tradition of The Beatles, REM, and XTC, delivers melodic hooks, combined with dance grooves and poetic clever lyrics for the broken hearted
Genre: Pop: Beatles-pop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Speaks Little English
2:31 $0.99
2. To Build a Wall
5:16 $0.99
3. Nothing To Hold Them
3:07 $0.99
4. Closest Friend
4:05 $0.99
5. Cecilia Elizabeth
4:42 $0.99
6. Just Like In the Movies
2:47 $0.99
7. Blind Love Sees Tears
4:58 $0.99
8. My Only Child
3:06 $0.99
9. Better Than Nothing
4:53 $0.99
10. Sorry
4:18 $0.99
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Album Notes

07/05/01 Article from Newsday, July 5, 2001:
The Artist: Bill Popp and the Tapes
Hometown: College Point
The Disc: "Blind Love Sees Tears"

Performance: A
Songwriting: A
Sound Quality: A

"Blind Love Sees Tears" will drive lovers of power pop to tears of joy. It's only Bill Popp and the Tapes' third long-player since 1981, but Popp is clearly a believer in the "quality vs. quantity" adage. (You won't hear any cliches like that on the album.)
Maybe this is what early GBV would've sounded like if Bob Pollard had access to more than four-track equipment (and liked keyboards and wrote songs about girls).

Popp's '60s influences aren't buried at the bottom of a well. Take, for example, the exuberance with which the band plays "Speaks Little English"; it's pure pop pleasure complete with Beatles-Beach Boys-Byrds holy trinity harmonies. And who would dare cover the Bee Gees? But Popp and the boys deliver a revved-up version of "New York Mining Disaster 1941."

"Better Than Nothing" takes a turn for low-down blues with the story of an almost encounter with the "queen of lonely love" -- a woman who, we presume, would have to be asked, "Who's walking whom?" if we saw her taking her dog for a stroll. Needless to say, there aren't any dogs on this one.
-- Kevin Amorim Newsday July 5, 2001
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